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how can I remove a heatsink backplate which is stuck/glued to ?my motherboard? Answered

Hi,I'm from Indonesia.I've just bought a new mainboard for my personal computer and  I want to install my old heatsink fan processor from my old mainboard. The problem is that I cannot remove the backplate which is stuck/glued with adhesive tape from my old mainboard. Has anybody got ideas to solve my problem,please?
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Prasetyo

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ecknight6754 (author)2009-10-29

if you stuck with using the old one heat will break down the adhesive just use a blow dryer and heat it up and pry it off

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lemonie (author)2009-10-28

If you have a new board & processor you should have a new cooler (or have bought one). Why (after replacing the mainboard & processor) do you want to fit an old cooler? They sound incompatible, and decent coolers aren't that expensive.

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Re-design (author)lemonie2009-10-28

I agree.  I assumed that the old processor was being used again.  If not them most processors come with a new fan and sink.  In my experience.

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lemonie (author)Re-design2009-10-29

You can by retail packs with both, and when I have I've found the (AMD) coolers plenty good enough. But you can buy without also.

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Re-design (author)2009-10-28

can you dissolve the adhesive with paint thinner or alcohol?

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